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Intermittent centre brake light warning on DIS!

Discussion in 'Audi S4/A4/A4 Cab (B7 Chassis)' started by Abb, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. Abb
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    [Sep 23, 2011]
    Hi guys, I keep getting a very annoying fault on my dash telling me my centre brake light is out. This is happening more reguarlarly, and thus becoming more annoying! As my car is a cab, the light is integrated into the boot lid, would I be able to replace the whole brake light, or would it be more like a wiring connection/break in cable as it passes through the body into the boot lid?

    Thanks
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    [Sep 23, 2011]
    Hi, had the same problem on my S4 cab, I fixed it by removing the boot lid lining and unplugging the cable to the light and cleaning the connectors. It's Been fine ever since.
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    [Oct 17, 2011]
    Hi, how you remove the boot lid linning?
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    [Nov 26, 2011]
    )))someone here?
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    [Nov 28, 2011]
    I have the same issue in my saloon but its my right brake light, i think its something to do with water as it always seems to be raining / car wash that starts it?

    I cant get to it though and theres no water in the light housing? really annoying.
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    [Nov 29, 2011]
    Hurricane - mines a cab and the liners only held in by the black plug/stopper things (sorry dont know the technical term!). Have just ordered a new centre brake light from TPS, £35.05!
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    Hurricane
    Same problem. "Cured" by Audi twice - for a week both times. Local garage has been trying on and off for a year. New light was fitted months ago. I have the lining off now as I was waiting for the fault to show so I could "wiggle" wires. Well after another week of being good it finally faulted. "Wiggling", including removing the gaiters, has done nothing - again!
    As Abb says, it is held in by black clips. First, remove the two allen nuts holding the emergency triangle bracket and one screw in the hand hold for closing the lid - bend your head way down to see it! Gently prise off the cover with a flat screwdriver without marking the paint. Like all things - simple when you know how. Let me know if you find a permanent cure - pms4 was b....y lucky!!
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    [Jul 31, 2013]
    Hello all.

    Im having this problem on my 56 plate B7 S4 Cabrio. Im going to remove the boot lining this weekend and have a look.

    Did anyone get a resolution to this?

    Thanks for your time.

    I love my S4 but its been riddled with electrical faults!

    W
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    [Sep 13, 2013]
    I had this on mine until I changed the light unit complete, been fine for a year now.
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